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How do I choose a good topic for my college essay?

Hi everyone! I'm a junior and I'm having trouble choosing a topic for my college essay. How can I come up with a good topic that will showcase my unique qualities and make my application stand out? Thanks for any advice!

10 months ago

Hello! It's great that you're thinking about your college essay early on. Choosing a topic that showcases your unique qualities can be a challenge, but remember that the goal is to give the admissions officers a glimpse of who you are beyond your grades and test scores. Start by brainstorming a list of experiences, accomplishments, or moments that have shaped you as a person. These could be anything from personal challenges you've overcome, a hobby or passion you've pursued, or an experience that opened your eyes to new perspectives. Once you have a list, reflect on each item and consider what it reveals about your character, values, or personal growth. The best topics are the ones that allow you to tell a compelling story while giving the reader an insight into your personality. Don't be afraid to be creative and take risks with your essay, as long as you remain genuine and authentic. Good luck!

10 months ago

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